Updated and improved, this revised edition of Michel Barsoum's classic text Fundamentals of Ceramics presents readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science. Barsoum offers introductory coverage of ceramics, their structures, and properties, with a distinct emphasis on solid state physics and chemistry. Key equations are derived from first principles to ensure a thorough understanding of the concepts involved.
The book divides naturally into two parts. Chapters 1 to 9 consider bonding in ceramics and their resultant physical structures, and the electrical, thermal, and other properties that are dependent on bonding type. The second part (Chapters 11 to 16) deals with those factors that are determined by microstructure, such as fracture and fatigue, and thermal, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties. Linking the two sections is Chapter 10, which describes sintering, grain growth, and the development of microstructure.
Fundamentals of Ceramics is ideally suited to senior undergraduate and graduate students of materials science and engineering and related subjects.
"We have been using this text for our juniors ever since its first publication. While the focus of the text is ceramics, the treatment of the kinetics of materials process is highly understandable and easily applied to other materials systems. It is an excellent introduction to mass transport and phase transformations in materials."
-Lisa C. Klein, Rutgers University
"Updated and improved, this revised edition present readers with an exceptionally clear and comprehensive introduction to ceramic science."
-Materials World, February 2003
|Preface to Second Printing|
|Preface to First Printing|
|Bonding in Ceramics||p. 13|
|Structure of Ceramics||p. 52|
|Effect of Chemical Forces on Physical Properties||p. 88|
|Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerations||p. 110|
|Defects in Ceramics||p. 137|
|Diffusion and Electrical Conductivity||p. 175|
|Phase Equilibria||p. 242|
|Formation, Structure, and Properties of Glasses||p. 265|
|Sintering and Grain Growth||p. 302|
|Mechanical Properties: Fast Fracture||p. 356|
|Creep, Subcritical Crack Growth, and Fatigue||p. 400|
|Thermal Properties||p. 442|
|Dielectric Properties||p. 465|
|Magnetic and Nonlinear Dielectric Properties||p. 507|
|Optical Properties||p. 553|
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Series: Series in Materials Science and Engineering
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1